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  • Anybody in western Canada use Durabar ? cast iron rod.

    I am working on something where I need 1 ft maximum of 1 3/4 round bar.
    but the supplier wants to sell me 6 feet minimum.
    So let me know if you use this product, and may need some. Thanks.

  • #2
    I checked with Vanguard Steel in Vancouver this morning. They sell a "Durabar" equivalent.

    Smallest diameter they have is just under 2-1/4" and the shortest piece they'll sell is a foot
    which would cost about $18.00 plus taxes and shipping. They will ship anywhere. Hope this helps...

    Vanguard Steel
    604-294-3191

    Ask for Paul or Trevor...
    Keith
    __________________________
    Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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    • #3
      I bought some from Encore Metals in Delta and they cut me the lengths that I needed. Most of them were less than a foot long.
      Larry - west coast of Canada

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      • #4
        do these guys have a minimum order?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by quasi View Post
          do these guys have a minimum order?
          I don't know about Encore but the price I mentioned above from Vanguard was for a single 12" piece.
          Their price per pound for smaller pieces is going to be higher but they'll sell any size. Here's a link to
          their catalogues--Specialty Steels is the one you want...

          http://vanguardsteel.com/catalogues/
          Keith
          __________________________
          Just one project too many--that's what finally got him...

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          • #6
            thanks for the help guys, I ended up taking the 6 feet. , so I will have lots left over. I will keep that info for next time.
            we are sleeping a lifter bore in a 4 cylinder block.
            Are you guys using cast iron for anything else ? I have made the odd valve guide in the past, usually used an old car camshaft for material..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by LKeithR View Post
              I don't know about Encore but the price I mentioned above from Vanguard was for a single 12" piece.
              Their price per pound for smaller pieces is going to be higher but they'll sell any size. Here's a link to
              their catalogues--Specialty Steels is the one you want...

              http://vanguardsteel.com/catalogues/
              thank you

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